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California Wine Country

Recreational

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California Wine Country

Calistoga to Healdsburg

Saturate your senses in one of the world’s premier cycling regions, which provides an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, and elegant country living along quiet back roads.

California Wine Country Explorer provides an uncommon blend of panoramic views, flavorful wines, quaint towns, and cycling along quiet back roads and twisting byways. Cycling is expertly paired each day with fresh cuisine for every mood, exclusive wine tastings, and luxurious accommodations. From long, challenging rides through the hills to leisurely morning loops, California Wine Country is a joy to pedal whatever your expectations; so join Trek Travel and experience a vintage fashioned just for you.

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$2199PP

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Explorer

 

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6 days | 5 nights
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Start | End

Calistoga, California | Healdsburg, California

Dates

2014
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2015
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Day

1

Today's Ride:

Velo Vino to Calistoga
Approximately 11 miles with 300 feet of climbing

Description:

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the grandfather clock (335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102) at 1:00 PM on the first day of the trip. After a private shuttle from the Mount View Hotel in Calistoga to the Velo Vino Tasting Room in St. Helena, a local cycling hot spot owned by the Clif family (ever heard of a Clif Bar?) your Trek Travel guides will do a short round of introductions with your fellow travelers and introduce you to the high end Trek bike you’ll be riding and make sure it is fit perfectly to you for a comfortable ride. Once you’ve been informed of the details of the day,you’ll be free to start your ride through NapaValley to Calistoga. Pop into the gift shop at the Culinary Institute of America along the way if you’d like and admire the fabulous architecture. Tonight we’ll gather for drinks and dinner at JoLe, one of Calistoga’s delicious restaurants.

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Hotel:

MountView Hotel
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Day

2

Today's Ride:

Mount View Hotel to Summit Lakes Vineyard
Approximately 37 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Calistoga to Pope Chiles Valley Country Store with shuttle
Approximately 30 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Calistoga to Summit Lakes Vineyard Loop
Approximately 53 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Options abound today as you leave the NapaValley and pedal into the less discovered but equally charming Pope and ChilesValleys. The riding is superb along the shores of Lake Hennessey! Experience switchback terrain, high canyon walls and hillsides covered with scrub brush on today’s ride. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of this part of wine country over a gourmet Trek Travel picnic and an intimate walk of the property at Summit LakeVineyards.After, spend the afternoon discovering small town Calistoga by foot or being pampered at the hotel spa. (Please make any spa reservations with the Mount View Hotel & Spa 707.942.6877 before your trip for anytime after 4:30pm today.) This evening dine on your own at your guide’s suggested bistro or discover one of your own.

Hotel:

MountView Hotel
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Day

3

Today's Ride:

Calistoga to Healdsburg
Approximately 27 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Calistoga to Healdsburg with Pine Flats Hill Climb
Approximately 50 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Today we’ll cycle north from NapaValley into Sonoma County. Enjoy a morning climb to cross the county line or opt to take a shuttle over the hills and save your energy for the eucalyptus-lined country roads of the Knights and AlexanderValleys.Take a break from pedaling and stop to taste a crisp Sauvignon Blanc at Hanna Winery or a robust Zinfandel at Soda Rock. Lunch is on your own in quaint and inviting Healdsburg, your home for the next 3 nights. Spend the afternoon by the pool or indulging in an afternoon nap. Or wander the town plaza and the many boutiques and galleries nearby and stop for a cappuccino in the warm sun. Tasting rooms abound in town, making it convenient for you to discover a new favorite wine by foot. The evening is yours to explore Healdsburg and enjoy dinner at the restaurant of your choice.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Day

4

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop with Rockpile Road
Approximately 46 miles with 2700 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll follow the tranquil byways through the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Stop for coffee in Geyserville, a tiny town founded in 1847 when a series of hot springs were discovered in the nearby mountains. If that coffee gave you added energy, challenge yourself on Rockpile Road, a beautiful detour through the Lake Sonoma Recreation Area. This climb entertains local cyclists and Pros alike with views of Lake Sonoma. In Dry CreekValley,you’ll pass many distinctive wineries that will prove tempting for a visit on our way to lunch at the Dry Creek General Store. Taste the future wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or stop for a refreshing biodynamic cool, crisp Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar powered tasting room. Tonight’s dining experience is yours to choose at one of Healdsburg’s bustling restaurants.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Day

5

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Guerneville Loop with Mays Canyon
Approximately 49 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Guerneville with shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Guerneville Loop with Mays Canyon & Sweetwater Climb
Approximately 44 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll cycle through the Russian River Valley, noted for its tantalizing Pinot Noir grapes. Heading along the quiet and shaded Eastside Road, the vineyards are ever present. Pedal past scenic views of Mt. St. Helena, the Mayacamas mountain range, and the Russian River on your way to the towering redwoods of Armstrong Woods State Reserve. Enjoy a hike and see the oldest tree in the park at 1,400 years old, or see the tallest tree, 310 feet high. In the afternoon, enjoy lunch at the restaurant of your choice in Guerneville. Afterwards, take our shuttle back to our cozy hotel, or venture into Healdsburg’s town plaza for some last- minute shopping. If you decide to ride back, you’ll have the opportunity to visit some of the area’s famed wineries. Korbel,Arista, or Armida to name a few. For our final evening of the trip we’ll sip cocktails at our hotel’s noted cocktail bar before walking to dinner with the group in Healdsburg.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Day

6

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 19 miles with 160 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Lambert Bridge Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 160 feet of climbing

Description:

Take a final morning spin through the charming Dry CreekValley to loosen up your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning in Healdsburg and the chance to do some shopping and wine tasting in the lovely town plaza. Sip a cappuccino at the Dry Creek General Store, mid-ride, while overlooking lush vineyards before checking out at your leisure as your Wine Country adventure comes to a close. Taxi and shuttle services are available to the Sonoma airport and from there you can take the airporter shuttle back to SFO for $34 per person.

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Day

1

Today's Ride:

Velo Vino to Calistoga
Approximately 11 miles with 300 feet of climbing

Description:

After a private shuttle from San Francisco to the Velo Vino Tasting Room in St. Helena, a local cycling hot spot owned by the Clif family (of Clif Bar fame), your Trek Travel guides will do a short round of introductions with your fellow travelers and fit you to the bike you’ll be riding. Then, you’re free to start riding through Napa Valley to Calistoga. Pop into the gift shop at the Culinary Institute of America along the way and admire the fabulous architecture. Tonight we’ll gather for drinks and dinner at JoLe, one of Calistoga’s delicious restaurants with a farm-to-table focus.

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Hotel:

Mount View Hotel
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Included Meals:

Social Hour | Dinner


Day

2

Today's Ride:

Mount View Hotel to Summit Lakes Vineyard
Approximately 37 miles with 2,900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Calistoga to Pope Chiles Valley Country Store with shuttle
Approximately 30 miles with 1,200 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Calistoga to Summit Lakes Vineyard Loop
Approximately 53 miles with 3,100 feet of climbing

Description:

Options abound today as you leave the Napa Valley and pedal into the undiscovered and charming Pope and Chiles Valleys. You’ll ride switchbacks, high canyon walls and hillsides covered with scrub brush as you make your way along the shores of Lake Hennessey. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of wine country over a gourmet Trek Travel picnic and intimate walk of Summit Lake Vineyards. Then, spend the afternoon discovering Calistoga on foot or relaxing at the hotel spa (Please make any spa reservations with the Mount View Hotel & Spa (707.942.6877) before your trip for anytime after 4:30pm today.) This evening, dine on your own at a suggested bistro or any other in town.

Hotel:

Mount View Hotel
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Lunch


Day

3

Today's Ride:

Calistoga to Healdsburg
Approximately 27 miles with 1,400 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Calistoga to Healdsburg with Pine Flats Hill Climb
Approximately 50 miles with 4,600 feet of climbing

Description:

Today we’ll cycle north from Napa Valley into Sonoma County. Enjoy a morning climb to cross the county line or opt to take a shuttle over the hills and save your energy for the eucalyptus-lined country roads of the Knights and Alexander Valleys. Take a break from pedaling and stop to taste a crisp Sauvignon Blanc at Hanna Winery or a robust Zinfandel at Soda Rock. Lunch is on your own in quaint and inviting Healdsburg, your home for the next 3 nights. Spend the afternoon by the pool or indulging in an afternoon nap. Or wander the town plaza and the many boutiques and galleries nearby and stop for a cappuccino at the guide favorite, Flying Goat Coffee. Tasting rooms abound in town, making it convenient for you to discover a new favorite wine by foot. The evening is yours to explore Healdsburg and enjoy dinner at the restaurant of your choice.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

4

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop
Approximately 30 miles with 500 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Dry Creek Loop with Rockpile Road
Approximately 46 miles with 2,700 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll follow the tranquil byways through the Alexander and Dry Creek Valleys. Stop to explore wineries like the Francis Ford Coppola Winery, complete with memorabilia from the Coppola family's filmmaking career. If you’re up for it, challenge yourself on Rockpile Road, a beautiful detour through the Lake Sonoma Recreation Area with views of Lake Sonoma. You’ll pass many distinctive wineries in Dry Creek Valley on our way to lunch at the Dry Creek General Store. Taste wines from the barrel at Zichichi, or a cool, crisp, biodynamic Sauvignon Blanc in Quivira’s solar-powered tasting room. Tonight’s dinner is yours to choose at one of Healdsburg’s bustling restaurants.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Included Meals:

Breakfast


Day

5

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Guerneville Loop with Mays Canyon
Approximately 49 miles with 900 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Guerneville with shuttle
Approximately 25 miles with 600 feet of climbing

Avid Option:

Healdsburg to Guerneville Loop with Mays Canyon & Sweetwater Climb
Approximately 44 miles with 2,400 feet of climbing

Description:

Today you’ll cycle through the Russian River Valley, with its tantalizing Pinot Noir grapes and ever-present vineyards. Pedal past scenic views of Mt. St. Helena, the Mayacamas mountain range, and the Russian River on your way to the towering redwoods of Armstrong Woods State Reserve. Enjoy a hike and see the oldest tree in the park at 1,400 years old, or the tallest tree at 310 feet high. Lunch is at a restaurant of your choice in Guerneville. You’re free to take our shuttle back to the hotel or venture into Healdsburg’s plaza for some last-minute shopping. If you ride back, you can visit some of the area’s famed wineries like Korbel, Arista, or Armida. Our final evening of the trip includes a craft, farm-to-bar, cocktail at the vibrant Spoonbar before enjoying delectable, distinctly modern, Sonoma County fare.

Hotel:

h2hotel
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Included Meals:

Breakfast | Social Hour | Dinner


Day

6

Today's Ride:

Healdsburg to Yoakim Bridge Loop
Approximately 19 miles with 160 feet of climbing

Short Option:

Healdsburg to Lambert Bridge Loop
Approximately 11 miles with 104 feet of climbing

Description:

Take a final morning spin through Dry Creek Valley to loosen your legs or enjoy a peaceful morning in Healdsburg and the chance to do some shopping and wine tasting in the town plaza. Sip a cappuccino at the Dry Creek General Store mid-ride, while overlooking lush vineyards before checking out of your hotel.

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Included Meals:

Breakfast



OPTIONAL SAN FRANCISCO ADD-ON PACKAGE


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Explore the city of San Francisco

3 days | 2 nights

$999 per person

Based on double occupancy, single supplement surcharges may apply.

About:

Visit the City on the Bay. 49 square miles of outstanding attractions, restaurants and culture! Explore Union Square, ride a cable car, visit Chinatown and Fisherman’s Wharf, visit the diverse museums and taste amazing culinary delights including fresh seafood. Or, discover the less well-known shops, restaurants and attractions and see the city from a new perspective.

Your San Francisco mini tour with a local expert will whisk you along San Francisco’s skyline Drive in a private luxury vehicle. You will head down the famous “Crooked Street” at Lombard & Hyde and stop for ample time to take photos, explore or purchase a quick lunch at ‘Steps of Rome cafe’ in colorful North Beach, San Francisco’s Bohemian/Italian district.

  • 2 Nights Accommodation at a 4 star property in downtown San Francisco
  • 1 Arranged Dinner at a hand-picked unique neighborhood bistro
  • 1 Scheduled city tour. See our ‘Explore the City’ details above
  • Ground transportation arranged accordingly from SFO airport to your San Francisco hotel or from your San Francisco hotel to SFO airport
  • Detailed list of our recommended area attractions and restaurants
  • Dedicated travel coordinator to assist with connections and reservations for your entire Trek Travel trip at no additional fee

How to get there

Choose the San Francisco add-on package before or after your California Wine Country trip package. One way private luxury transfer to or from SFO airport is included with your package.

Suggested Area Attractions:

  • Alcatraz Island
  • Chinatown
  • Golden Gate Bridge
  • San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
  • Fisherman’sWharf
  • Lombard Street
  • Union Square



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Travel Coordinator Services:

San Francisco, California

How can we help:

As your dedicated travel coordinator I’ll make sure your travel arrangements are seamless. Assistance with arranging flights and full advisory services are included with your add on package. Once booked, you will receive a confirmation with exact dates, hotel and restaurant details along with a detailed list of suggested attractions & city guide.

Lindsay Juley

Please note: Gratuity is not included for any part of the package. Please tip at your own discretion.




Dates & Pricing

CURRENT PRICING AVAILABLE UNTIL JANUARY 7TH

We reward our guests with lower pricing and more dates to choose from the earlier you book. Rest assured, once you book your price and date are guaranteed.

2015


Mar
29th -
Apr
3rd
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$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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Apr
5th - 10th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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Apr
12th - 17th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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19th - 24th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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$2199 / Person, $650 / Single OCC.
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17th - 22nd / 6 days / 5 nights
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Jul
26th - 31st / 6 days / 5 nights
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Aug
2nd - 7th / 6 days / 5 nights
$2299 / Person, $700 / Single OCC.
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Hotels

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Mount View Hotel

Calistoga, CA

Located in the heart of the spa town of Calistoga, this cozy boutique hotel celebrates the “art of relaxation” with comfortable and tasteful accommodations.
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h2hotel

Healdsburg, CA

Located just off the plaza in downtown Healdsburg, h2hotel is rooted in nature and fluid by design. Built to LEED Gold green building certification, all aspects in form and function at h2 take an eco-friendly view.
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9/28/14 Date Hotel Healdsburg

HEALDSBURG, CA

Hotel Healdsburg is Sonoma County’s premier luxury lodging on Healdsburg’s historic Town Plaza. Located in the heart of North Sonoma Wine Country, Hotel Healdsburg is the ideal venue for a romantic weekend, celebration or company meeting. A resort unto itself, the hotel offers a full service spa, pool, country gardens, and the acclaimed Charlie Palmer’s Dry Creek Kitchen.

What's Included

We Include More

Every moment of a Trek Travel bike trip has more than you could have ever dreamed. More romance. More scenery. More choice. It's the little additions to every Trek Travel cycling vacation that make it truly special. And that’s how we help you create more memories. Learn more

  • Gratuities for all scheduled special events, restaurants, hotels, local guides and transportation during your trip.
  • Private tours
  • Entrance fees to all group events/activities
  • All luggage transfers
  • All transportation during the trip, including private coaches
  • 5 nights of accommodation
  • In every region we travel, we uncover the area’s best, and most delightful accommodations. On our California Wine Country trip, you will stay in a quaint and modern inspired hotel in the heart of Calistoga, and a sleek and sophisticated LEED-certified hotel located in the center of Healdsburg.
  • Daily breakfast, 2 lunches, 2 social hours, 2 dinners, and all snacks and drinks for each day
  • On our California Wine Country trip, lunch is usually a bountiful picnic replete with local goodies, while dinner ranges from bistro fare to fine dining. Local Californians dress comfortable and casual for dinner, ranging from shorts and button-down shirts, to jackets and ties. The food in California is typically fresh, local, and light, with hints of French and Italian themes integrated into the dishes.
  • The knowledge, support, and camaraderie of experienced guides
  • Daily route support
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Paper route guides also available upon request
  • Comprehensive trip literature and complimentary Trek merchandise
  • The use of a Trek Domane 5.9 carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting, or Trek Domane 5.9 Women’s Specific Design carbon road bike with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting(limited selection), or Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid bicycle
  • The use of Garmin Touring Plus GPS cycling computer
  • Trek Travel t-shirt and cycling socks
  • The use of Trek bike helmets and other gear and equipment to make your ride comfortable
  • Trek Travel water bottles
  • $300 Discount on a 5 or 6 series Trek Domane or Madone, or Project One purchased at your local Trek retailer

Thank your Guides, by tipping

Gratuities for your Trek Travel guides are not included in your trip price. Industry standard is 5-10% of the trip price which will be divided by your guide team. Please tip your guides at your discretion, based on their level of professionalism, guest care and service.

  • Airfare and transportation to and from the trip pick-up/drop-off locations
  • Lodging before and after the trip
  • Personal items purchased during the trip
  • Optional activities not scheduled by Trek Travel
  • On select trips some meals are not included. On these trips, Trek Travel invites you to explore the local cuisine at your leisure.
  • Gratuities for your Trek Travel Guides may be given at your discretion in response to their professionalism and leadership.Industry standard is for each individual guest to tip the guide team 5-10% of the trip price.

FAQs

Trip Changes

Our itineraries are an approximation of our trips. Trek Travel strives to offer each and every guest a vacation of a lifetime on every trip. At times routes, hotels, activities, etc. listed here may change at the discretion of the trip designer or guides to improve the trip experience.

  • Rider Type | 2
  • Average Daily Mileage | 35
  • Terrain | Hilly
  • Average Daily Elevation | 1,400

On all of our vacations, Trek Travel strives to find quiet, paved secondary roads or bike paths to experience a region; busy roads are avoided as much as possible. California Wine Country is best suited for our Type 2 Riders. Our Trek Travel guides can also easily accommodate Type 1 Riders, who seek less mileage or fewer uphills, with a boost in the van. Those who wish to ride every mile but are concerned about their physical ability may want to try our electric bike option–you still get a workout but can climb alongside even the strongest rider. Type 3 Riders will enjoy the extra mileage the avid route options offer. The terrain is generally rolling, with a few flat stretches on quiet, but sometimes narrow roads. For those seeking more challenging rides, the hills to the east or west of the valley are sure to please even the most avid cyclist. See Itinerary for specific daily ride distance and elevation options.

Warm sunny days (70F-80F) and cooler evenings, with temperatures at least 15 to 20 degrees cooler. Bring layers for the cooler morning and hotter midday differentials. A rain shell is also a good idea.

On most Trek Travel trips, we offer non-riding options for riders who want to take the afternoon off, or travel companions who want to spend little or no time in the saddle. Some of these options may need to be scheduled before your trip–please contact one of our Trip Consultants for more information. Expenses and/or related transportation to these activities may not be included in the trip price. See Included In The Trip Price for more information. Some non-riding options on this trip are:

  • Shop in boutiques around Calistoga and Healdsburg
  • Take a winery tour or indulge in wine tasting in a wide variety of wineries or tasting rooms in town
  • Walk and explore the Armstrong Redwoods State Park

For an additional fee you may request to upgrade to a race-proven Trek Madone 6.5 with Shimano Di2 electronic shifting for the ultimate riding experience. Upgrades to Bontrager Aeolus carbon wheels and Trek Ride Plus electric assist bicycle are also available. Contact our trip consultants for more details.

We understand things happen in life and sometimes you have to cancel or change your bike tour. We want to make it as easy as possible to do so and below you will find our timeline. If you ever have a question, just give us a call, 866 464 8735. Read our cancellation policy.

Didn't find what you were looking for? Check out our General FAQs section. You will find answers to all the most common questions that don't necessarily pertain to a specific trip.

Travel Services

How to get there

We suggest that you arrive at least one day prior to the trip start, which will enable you to adjust to the time zone and minimize the risk of missing the trip start due to flight-related delays. We recommend that you fly into San Francisco International Airport (SFO) or Oakland International Airport (OAK).All major airlines fly into and out of San Francisco International Airport.Taxi and shuttle services are available from both airports to downtown San Francisco.Taxi rates range from $50- 75 from San Francisco International Airport to San Francisco; and $50-60 from Oakland International Airport to San Francisco.The Bayporter Express (415 467 1800) and Super Shuttle (415 558 8500) also run between both airports and San Francisco with rates ranging from $20-30 per person. From Healdsburg, you may arrange a short taxi to the Sonoma County Airport shuttle which offers hourly shuttles to SFO for $34 per person, schedule available at www.AirportExpressinc.com.

Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the grandfather clock | Calistoga, California

Your Trek Travel guides will meet you at the Westin St. Francis Hotel lobby, by the grandfather clock (335 Powell Street, San Francisco, CA, 94102) at 1:00 PM on the first day of the trip.We’ll shuttle approximately 75 minutes to Velo Vino in St. Helena to enjoy wine and explore the unique tasting room. Be sure to have your cycling gear, including shoes and pedals, packed in a small bag separate and apart from your luggage.We will fit you to your bike and begin our first day’s ride to Calistoga.

If you will be late for the pick-up or are going to miss it altogether, please inform your guides. You will receive an email a week before the trip start with their names and contact details. If you cannot reach them, please call our first hotel, Mount View Hotel (707 942 6877), and leave a message with your expected arrival time and contact details. Evans Airport Service provides express bus service from the San Francisco or Oakland International Airport to the City of Napa ($29 one way). Mount View Hotel has a shuttle service, but are not permitted to pick up or drop off at the airport.They can pick up from the Evans shuttle drop off point in Napa and take you to the hotel or the meeting point (800.816.6877x77).Or,AsYou Like ItWine CountryTours has aTrekTravel rate from San Francisco. The luxury car service costs approximately $195, see www.asyoulikeitwinecountrytours.com.

h2hotel | Healdsburg, California

You will say farewell to your guides at 11:00 AM at the h2hotel.You’ll then have the day on your own to explore Healdsburg or head to your next trip destination.Trek Travel provides one complimentary shuttle to the Sonoma Airport, arriving around 11:30 AM. From there, you can rent a car or take the Airporter shuttle (www.AirportExpressinc.com) back to SFO for $34 per person.Taxi and shuttle services are also available directly from Healdsburg if you choose to extend your stay.

Before & After: SAN FRANCISCO, California

Keep in mind that San Francisco is a city best explored via foot and cable car and involves a great deal of hill walking. Should you decide to explore before your trip start, you may want to consider giving your legs ample rest time for the cycling ahead! There are numerous attractions in the San Francisco area - from the Golden Gate Bridge, Chinatown, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Alcatraz to Ghirardelli and Union Square. For a preview and help in planning, try www.OnlyinSanFrancisco. com or one of the many websites available on the city.There are endless options and whether you pre-plan and book your itinerary or just arrive with no plans, you’re sure to be charmed by the City on the Bay! We recommend the following accommodations for your pre-trip hotel:

The Hotel Monaco

The Hotel Monaco is a French-inspired luxury hotel catering to the savviest of travelers. Located just steps from Union Square and the Theatre District in downtown San Francisco, you’re sure to find entertainment to suit your tastes.

501 Geary Street | 866 622 5284 | www.Monaco-SF.com | ~$355

Westin St. Francis

Renowned for its legendary service, the historic Westin St. Francis boasts luxurious guest rooms and

335 Powell Street | 415 397 7000 | www.Westin.com | ~$297

W San Francisco

A chic, modern hotel set in the heart of downtown San Francisco, W San Francisco was listed on Condé Nast Traveler’s Gold List in 2002.

181 Third Street | 415 777 5300 | www.StarwoodHotels.com | ~$445


* Hotels listed above are local properties we love. We do not have special rates available.

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Our Bikes

Our unrivaled selection of Trek Bikes sets the bar for quality and comfort. From the full-carbon, ultra smooth Trek Domane 5.9, to the comfortable Trek 7.6 FX Hybrid–both included in the trip cost, to our numerous upgrade options, you deserve the best ride on your vacation.

Our Guides

Our guides are trained to make your trip magical. They aren't just experts in riding; they're trained in delivering uncompromising service in ways you won't believe. We know that it's the unexpected surprises that make a trip magical. That's why our guides pride themselves on anticipating your needs before you ask.

Your Day. You Decide.

Our vacations are built to deliver the ultimate in flexibility, from extreme relaxers to hard-core roadies. You pick your mileage, itinerary and experiences. We take care of the rest.

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